Jacob Moore

Sarah Smith tossed a shutout against White River in the district tournament. North Kitsap won three of its four games to qualify for state. (Jacob Moore/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap returns to state tournament for the first time since 2006

The Vikings defeated Lindbergh, White River and Fife before falling to Port Angeles in the championship

 

Klahowya qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 2004

Klahowya defeats Coupeville to reach state tournament

The Eagles lost to the Wolves in all three previous matchups this season

 

NK senior Nate Blanchard unleashes a kick toward goal in the first half of the game against Archbishop Murphy on May 16. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Despite strong effort, Vikings’ season comes to an end

You wouldn’t know it by the final score, but North Kitsap dominated offensively

 

Nate Blanchard is embraced by his teammates after heading in a late, decisive goal against Fife on May 12. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Nate Blanchard leads the Vikings to last-minute district tournament win

The senior midfielder provided the offensive spark with both of his team’s goals against Fife

Nate Blanchard is embraced by his teammates after heading in a late, decisive goal against Fife on May 12. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Andy McMartin drives a single into the outfield against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Knights pitcher has sights set on comeback from Tommy John surgery

Junior Andy McMartin hasn’t been able to pitch for about one year.

Andy McMartin drives a single into the outfield against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Trojans senior catcher Kylen Pereira hammers a pitch in a game against North Kitsap on March 21. The Vikings won 3-2. Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News

Olympic cruises past Eatonville, 3-1, in elimination game

With the win, the Trojans stay alive in the postseason and it will play White River on Saturday

Trojans senior catcher Kylen Pereira hammers a pitch in a game against North Kitsap on March 21. The Vikings won 3-2. Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News
Kingston senior infielder Ethan Sax takes a hack in the first inning of a game against White River on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Kingston senior infielder Ethan Sax takes a hack in the first inning of a game against White River on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Cougars senior Rylee Orteza fouls off a pitch in the fifth inning of his team’s first game against Spanaway Lake on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Central Kitsap stamps ticket to state tournament

The Cougars tallied 21 runs in its two postseason games on Saturday

Cougars senior Rylee Orteza fouls off a pitch in the fifth inning of his team’s first game against Spanaway Lake on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
NK junior pitcher Sarah Smith tosses a pitch in the third inning against Bremerton on May 3. She finished the game with 11 strikeouts. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
NK junior pitcher Sarah Smith tosses a pitch in the third inning against Bremerton on May 3. She finished the game with 11 strikeouts. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Central Kitsap’s dugout empties around home plate to celebrate Faith Schenk’s home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Central Kitsap edges out Capital, 12-11, to stay alive in postseason race

The Cougars look to continue their bid for the final South Sound Conference district spot today against Timberline

Central Kitsap’s dugout empties around home plate to celebrate Faith Schenk’s home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Junior Geordan Kawahara slides into homeplate ahead of the high throw to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Central Kitsap walks off with a 3-2 win over Yelm

The Cougars finished tied for first with Capital and Gig Harbor in the South Sound Conference and will be seeded third in the upcoming bi-district tournament

Junior Geordan Kawahara slides into homeplate ahead of the high throw to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Eagles senior Amber Bumbalough watches as a pitch comes sailing in. She finished a single away from the cycle. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Bumbalough strikes out 15 in victory over Bremerton

The senior dominated both at the plate and in the circle in the 12-0 win

Eagles senior Amber Bumbalough watches as a pitch comes sailing in. She finished a single away from the cycle. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
<em>Senior Calli Frisinger can catch or play third base when needed.</em> Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

Calli Frisinger embraces the life of the catcher

Central Kitsap’s senior backstop hopes to lead her team into the postseason

<em>Senior Calli Frisinger can catch or play third base when needed.</em> Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News
Olympic senior Ashlyn Morris grounds the ball toward third base in the first inning of the April 20 game against Port Angeles. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Olympic falls to first-place Port Angeles

An early move to the bullpen was beneficial in preserving the Roughriders’ undefeated league record

Olympic senior Ashlyn Morris grounds the ball toward third base in the first inning of the April 20 game against Port Angeles. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
<em>From left, Aiden Bradish, Mauricio Modestin Jr., Japrea Pedesclaux, Patrick Gardner and Ashli Payne during an April 16 practice.</em>			 Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

Former OC player utilizing basketball to give back

Mauricio Modestin Jr. aspires to be the mentor that he didn’t have growing up

<em>From left, Aiden Bradish, Mauricio Modestin Jr., Japrea Pedesclaux, Patrick Gardner and Ashli Payne during an April 16 practice.</em>			 Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News
<em>Mark Smaha was devastated when his wife, Jackie, battled stage three ovarian cancer.	 	 </em>Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

Transcending the tragedies of life

Jackie and Mark Smaha have come close to death, and therefore know best about dealing with hardships

<em>Mark Smaha was devastated when his wife, Jackie, battled stage three ovarian cancer.	 	 </em>Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

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North Kitsap second baseman Max Larsen lays down a bunt during his team’s 13-1 victory on April 18. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap second baseman Max Larsen lays down a bunt during his team’s 13-1 victory on April 18. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kyle Green and Isaac Richardson enter the dugout while receiving the silent treatment, a baseball custom for a first home run, after Green’s three-run homer. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Kyle Green and Isaac Richardson enter the dugout while receiving the silent treatment, a baseball custom for a first home run, after Green’s three-run homer. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
<em>Bob Covello using 40-pound weights to work out at Poulsbo Athletic Club on April 9. </em>Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News

For Bob Covello, powerlifting is more than a lifestyle

At 71 years old, the powerlifter recorded a 341.7-pound squat and a 248-pound bench press

<em>Bob Covello using 40-pound weights to work out at Poulsbo Athletic Club on April 9. </em>Jacob Moore / Kitsap Daily News